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And as for our future, one will hardly find us again on the paths of those Egyptian youths who endanger temples by night, embrace statues, and want by...
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.


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"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." Make picture quote!
"The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer." Make picture quote!
"Love is not consolation. It is light." Make picture quote!
"Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother." Make picture quote!
"Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule." Make picture quote!
"Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good." Make picture quote!
"Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal." Make picture quote!
"Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species." Make picture quote!
"If a woman possesses manly virtues one should run away from her; and if she does not possess them she runs away from herself." Make picture quote!
"Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms - in themselves such judgments are stupidities." Make picture quote!
"The future influences the present just as much as the past." Make picture quote!
"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude." Make picture quote!
"The doer alone learneth." Make picture quote!
"The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition." Make picture quote!
"The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions." Make picture quote!
"The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad." Make picture quote!
"Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual." Make picture quote!
"The lie is a condition of life." Make picture quote!
"In praise there is more obtrusiveness than in blame." Make picture quote!
"In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him." Make picture quote!
"In the course of history, men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary." Make picture quote!
"In the last analysis, even the best man is evil: in the last analysis, even the best woman is bad." Make picture quote!
"Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." Make picture quote!
"Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?" Make picture quote!
"Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes." Make picture quote!
"It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night." Make picture quote!
"The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art." Make picture quote!
"It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around." Make picture quote!
"It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge." Make picture quote!
"It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book." Make picture quote!
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages." Make picture quote!
"It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters." Make picture quote!
"It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies." Make picture quote!
"It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms." Make picture quote!
"Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?" Make picture quote!
"One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly." Make picture quote!
"The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy." Make picture quote!
"On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow." Make picture quote!
"Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob." Make picture quote!
"One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth." Make picture quote!
"One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star." Make picture quote!
"Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined." Make picture quote!
"One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too." Make picture quote!
"Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride." Make picture quote!
"Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind." Make picture quote!
"Our vanity is hardest to wound precisely when our pride has just been wounded." Make picture quote!
"People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights." Make picture quote!
"Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter." Make picture quote!
"Plato was a bore." Make picture quote!
"Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless." Make picture quote!
"Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend." Make picture quote!
"One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed." Make picture quote!
"In music the passions enjoy themselves." Make picture quote!
"The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of eternity; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book - what everyone else does not say in a book." Make picture quote!
"The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god." Make picture quote!
"The kingdom of Heaven is a condition of the heart - not something that comes upon the earth or after death." Make picture quote!
"Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself." Make picture quote!
"Success has always been a great liar." Make picture quote!
"Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood." Make picture quote!
"Some are made modest by great praise, others insolent." Make picture quote!
"Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings." Make picture quote!
"Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day." Make picture quote!
"I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his divine service." Make picture quote!
"Mystical explanations are thought to be deep; the truth is that they are not even shallow." Make picture quote!
"Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation." Make picture quote!
"No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant." Make picture quote!
"Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied." Make picture quote!
"Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters." Make picture quote!
"Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly." Make picture quote!
"And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh." Make picture quote!
"All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses." Make picture quote!
"Before the effect one believes in different causes than one does after the effect." Make picture quote!
"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid." Make picture quote!
"Art raises its head where creeds relax." Make picture quote!
"Art is the proper task of life." Make picture quote!
"Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest." Make picture quote!
"Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders." Make picture quote!
"Anyone who has declared someone else to be an idiot, a bad apple, is annoyed when it turns out in the end that he isn't." Make picture quote!
"Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had." Make picture quote!
"And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." Make picture quote!
"An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris." Make picture quote!
"Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt." Make picture quote!
"All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?" Make picture quote!
"All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking." Make picture quote!
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth." Make picture quote!
"I still live, I still think: I still have to live, for I still have to think." Make picture quote!
"Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive." Make picture quote!
"Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present." Make picture quote!
"Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company." Make picture quote!
"For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child." Make picture quote!
"For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication." Make picture quote!
"Fear is the mother of morality." Make picture quote!
"Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons." Make picture quote!
"Faith: not wanting to know what is true." Make picture quote!
"Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman." Make picture quote!
"Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience." Make picture quote!
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent." Make picture quote!
"'Evil men have no songs.' How is it that the Russians have songs?" Make picture quote!
"Every man is a creative cause of what happens, a primum mobile with an original movement." Make picture quote!
"Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances." Make picture quote!
"Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul." Make picture quote!
"Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?" Make picture quote!
"Do whatever you will, but first be such as are able to will." Make picture quote!
"Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies." Make picture quote!
"Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions." Make picture quote!
"If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn." Make picture quote!
"All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values." Make picture quote!
"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying." Make picture quote!
"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man." Make picture quote!
"I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage." Make picture quote!
"I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time." Make picture quote!
"Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you." Make picture quote!
"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." Make picture quote!
"I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance." Make picture quote!
"The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception." Make picture quote!
"If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." Make picture quote!
"In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point." Make picture quote!
"Idleness is the parent of psychology." Make picture quote!
"In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play." Make picture quote!
"In everything one thing is impossible: rationality." Make picture quote!
"In heaven, all the interesting people are missing." Make picture quote!
"In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." Make picture quote!
"I love those who do not know how to live for today." Make picture quote!
"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." Make picture quote!
"After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands." Make picture quote!
"Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it." Make picture quote!
"A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy." Make picture quote!
"A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation." Make picture quote!
"A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love." Make picture quote!
"A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness." Make picture quote!
"He who laughs best today, will also laughs last." Make picture quote!
"A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still: you must not want to see everything." Make picture quote!
"In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad." Make picture quote!
"Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend." Make picture quote!
"God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight." Make picture quote!
"Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful; and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm." Make picture quote!
"He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted." Make picture quote!
"He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either." Make picture quote!
"The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends." Make picture quote!
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?" Make picture quote!
"What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man." Make picture quote!
"We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers." Make picture quote!
"When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets." Make picture quote!
"When one does away with oneself one does the most estimable thing possible: one thereby almost deserves to live." Make picture quote!
"When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory." Make picture quote!
"When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art." Make picture quote!
"When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one." Make picture quote!
"Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil." Make picture quote!
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one." Make picture quote!
"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it." Make picture quote!
"When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." Make picture quote!
"What does not destroy me, makes me stronger." Make picture quote!
"What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame." Make picture quote!
"What do I care about the purring of one who cannot love, like the cat?" Make picture quote!
"What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness." Make picture quote!
"We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh." Make picture quote!
"We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us." Make picture quote!
"We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving." Make picture quote!
"What? You seek something? You wish to multiply yourself tenfold, a hundredfold? You seek followers? Seek zeros!" Make picture quote!
"Whoever has witnessed another's ideal becomes his inexorable judge and as it were his evil conscience." Make picture quote!
"The press, the machine, the railway, the telegraph are premises whose thousand-year conclusion no one has yet dared to draw." Make picture quote!
"You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I say unto you: it is the good war that hallows any cause." Make picture quote!
"You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star." Make picture quote!
"You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist." Make picture quote!
"Women are considered deep - why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow." Make picture quote!
"Woman was God's second mistake." Make picture quote!
"When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way - before one began." Make picture quote!
"Wit is the epitaph of an emotion." Make picture quote!
"What doesn't kill us makes us stronger." Make picture quote!
"Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor, too." Make picture quote!
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." Make picture quote!
"Whoever feels predestined to see and not to believe will find all believers too noisy and pushy: he guards against them." Make picture quote!
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one." Make picture quote!
"Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises." Make picture quote!
"Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'." Make picture quote!
"Without music, life would be a mistake." Make picture quote!
"There are people who want to make men's lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it provides them afterwards to offer their prescription for alleviating life; their Christianity, for instance." Make picture quote!
"There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy." Make picture quote!
"There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are - more humane." Make picture quote!
"There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude." Make picture quote!
"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." Make picture quote!
"There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He." Make picture quote!
"There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth." Make picture quote!
"There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings." Make picture quote!
"What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind." Make picture quote!
"There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day." Make picture quote!
"There are no moral phenomena at all, but only a moral interpretation of phenomena." Make picture quote!
"There are no facts, only interpretations." Make picture quote!
"There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths." Make picture quote!
"There are horrible people who, instead of solving a problem, tangle it up and make it harder to solve for anyone who wants to deal with it. Whoever does not know how to hit the nail on the head should be asked not to hit it at all." Make picture quote!
"The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else!" Make picture quote!
"The word Christianity is already a misunderstanding - in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross." Make picture quote!
"The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything." Make picture quote!
"We have art in order not to die of the truth." Make picture quote!
"To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity." Make picture quote!
"We do not hate as long as we still attach a lesser value, but only when we attach an equal or a greater value." Make picture quote!
"War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound; its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives." Make picture quote!
"Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated." Make picture quote!
"Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity." Make picture quote!
"There is a rollicking kindness that looks like malice." Make picture quote!
"To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering." Make picture quote!
"There is not enough religion in the world even to destroy religion." Make picture quote!
"This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver." Make picture quote!
"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently." Make picture quote!
"These people abstain, it is true: but the bitch Sensuality glares enviously out of all they do." Make picture quote!
"This is what is hardest: to close the open hand because one loves." Make picture quote!
"Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate." Make picture quote!
"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler." Make picture quote!
"There is nothing we like to communicate to others as much as the seal of secrecy together with what lies under it." Make picture quote!
"And be on they guard against the good and the just! They would fain curcify those who devise their own virtue -- they hate the lonesome ones." Make picture quote!
"Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health everything unconditional belongs in pathology." Make picture quote!
"First principle: one must need strength, otherwise one will never have it." Make picture quote!
"He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." Make picture quote!
"That which does not kill me makes me stronger." Make picture quote!
"What does not kill me makes me stronger." Make picture quote!
"What someone is, begins to be revealed when his talent abates, when he stops showing us what he can do" Make picture quote!
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster." Make picture quote!




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